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Om

[ awm ]
/ ɔm /
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noun Hinduism.
a mantric word thought to be a complete expression of Brahman and interpreted as having three sounds representing Brahma or creation, Vishnu or preservation, and Siva or destruction, or as consisting of the same three sounds, representing waking, dreams, and deep sleep, along with the following silence, which is fulfillment.
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Also Aum [ohm] /oʊm/ .

Origin of Om

Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1780–90

Other definitions for Om (2 of 3)

Om.

abbreviation
Ostmark.

Other definitions for Om (3 of 3)

O.M.

abbreviation British.
Order of Merit.
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British Dictionary definitions for Om (1 of 4)

om

the internet domain name for
Oman

British Dictionary definitions for Om (2 of 4)

Om
/ (əʊm) /

noun
Hinduism a sacred syllable typifying the three gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, who are concerned in the threefold operation of integration, maintenance, and disintegration

Word Origin for Om

from Sanskrit

British Dictionary definitions for Om (3 of 4)

OM

abbreviation for
Order of Merit (a Brit title)
symbol for
currency (the former) Ostmark

British Dictionary definitions for Om (4 of 4)

OM

abbreviation for
Oman (international car registration)
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